FRANKLIN: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), today announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin). Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location included adding a new mall entrance as well as retail space for a mix of fashion stores, and fine dining options.
Retailers now open as part of the redevelopment includes H&M, A’Gaci, and exclusive to the market, American Girl. These new stores join Belk Men’s & Kid’s store which opened in March, and The Cheesecake Factory, which opened in November 2014. Additional stores plan to open in late fall of 2015 includes fine dining restaurant, Connors Steak & Seafood and Kona Grill (opening spring 2016) and King’s, a boutique bowling and dining venue, both exclusive to the Nashville market. Additionally, Ulta and Belk’s Women’s and Home Store will open in the fall.
In late summer, CoolSprings Galleria will also welcome Zumiez, Tilley’s and Windsor Fashions as they open new stores on the interior of the mall. Sephora recently opened in May.
Grand Opening celebrations starttoday for H&M, and continue throughout the week and weekend, with the A’Gaci grand celebration on Friday, May 29, and American Girl grand opening on Saturday, May 30. The mall will host family-friendly events all day Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 including face painting, kid’s DJ, balloon sculpting, doll check-ups, pictures with your American Girl doll, craft tables, meet & greet with the Ice Queen and Princess, community stage and MORE! For a list of events and openings, please visit CoolSpringsGalleria.com or facebook.com/CoolSprings Galleria
“The expansion of CoolSprings Galleria continues to solidify the tremendous growth of one of our most successful and productive centers as well as reinforce its dominant position in the market,” said Michael Lebovitz, executive vice president – development and administration. “The mall continually maintains a full occupancy rate, and the queue of retailers interested in joining the center is growing. We are pleased to introduce a number of new retail names to the market like American Girl, King’s, Connors Steak & Seafood and Kona Grill along with new locations for in demand retailers such as H&M and A’Gaci.
Businesses interested in obtaining leasing information about CoolSprings Galleria should contact Laura Farren, Sr. Leasing Manager, by telephone at 423.490.8620.
CoolSprings Galleria is a more than 1.1 million square-foot super-regional shopping destination featuring more than 150 stores including Ann Taylor, American Girl, Brighton Collectibles, The Cheesecake Factory, J.Crew, H&M, Pottery Barn, Pandora, The Apple Store, The Art of Shaving, White House | Black Market, Williams-Sonoma and many more. CoolSprings Galleria is anchored by Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s and is conveniently located off I-65 at exits 68 and 69, just fifteen miles south of Nashville. For additional information, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CoolSpringsGalleria, or visit www.CoolSpringsGalleria.com
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 148 properties, including 89 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 30 states and total 83.6 million square feet including 6.5 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.